Who we are

Since 1979, HFPA has been leading the way, setting professional standards, for the Southern African Fitness Industry. We provide world-class tools and facilities to help aspirant fitness enthusiasts fast-track their careers in fitness and sport.

HFPA Fitness Academy is a Higher Education Institution offering Higher Education Qualifications, Certificates and Diplomas. We take great pride in our innovative teaching techniques, delivered by a wide variety of respected industry experts. With an abundant list of CPD Courses and Specialisation Courses, students can grow their scope of practice and career prospects while taking advantage of our outstanding student support structures.

As one of the leading Fitness and Sporting education providers in South Africa, HFPA are ready to offer students extraordinary, accredited HFPA fitness, health, wellness and sporting qualifications, internationally recognised through the Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa (REPSSA).

  • Established, Credible Institution

    HFPA is an international brand that has stood the test of time. We were one of the first organisations in the World to offer specialised training for the fitness industry and, since our founding in 1979 (45 years ago), have been a leading higher education institution in the health, sport and fitness industry internationally.

  • High Quality Reputation

    We have a reputation for producing graduates with superior knowledge and competence who are highly sought after by top employers in the industry.

  • International Recognition

    Work Internationally in a variety of Fitness, sport, Recreational and Health environments. Our qualifications are registered with REPSSA, REPs UAE, and fall under IC REPS (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals).

  • Comprehensive Range of Courses

    We offer a wide range of Qualifications, Specialisation and Continuing Education courses in Fitness, Sport, Nutrition and Lifestyle.

  • World Class Facilities

    Our Campuses and Support Centres are located nationally. Our lecture rooms are equipped with a range of multimedia equipment and internet. Our Practical Training facilities are outstanding and incorporate all aspects of fitness training.

  • Student Centric Service

    Service to our students is of paramount importance to us. We employ a full compliment of professional, friendly, service-oriented staff committed to providing our students with a successful, happy and supported learning experience.

  • Innovative Teaching

    Our mission at HFPA is to provide a comprehensive approach to our teaching so that we can produce graduates who have the knowledge and confidence to successfully launch their careers. We incorporate a “broad base” of instruction which serves to multi-skill our graduates and therefore increases employability and earning potential.

  • Advanced Learning Platform

    The OLP uses a wealth of resources to make learning more interactive and structured. These resources deliver theoretical, as well as practical content via multi-media lectures, videos, audio recordings, virtual lessons, a library, animated slide shows, webinars, tips, chat rooms, forums, questionnaires, links, tutorials and more. Students can also upload theory and practical assessments via the portal and receive immediate feedback in turn. All Students have access to the OLP.

  • Highly Supportive Online Tutoring

    We employ a team of Online Tutors who are individually allocated to a manageable number of students. Their role is to provide consistent support and direction to their students for the duration of the course. We actively manage our tutors to ensure that they are providing high levels of service.

  • Flexible Learning

    We offer various modes of course delivery which include full-time, part-time and distance learning. Distance Learning students are able to register at any time, study from anywhere and complete the course in their own time. We offer distance learning support workshops nationally. These are offered in cycles throughout the year. Full and Part-Time students attend structured lectures and workshops on campus and follow a structured academic year.

  • Practical Workshops

    Workshops for our Distance Learning students are offered nationally from all of our campuses and support centres at no additional fee. Workshops cover practical components of the course and also include an Orientation lecture and Discussion groups which assist students with their course work. Workshops are offered in cycles throughout the year. Presenters are highly qualified and experienced Fitness Professionals.

  • Affordable

    Although we incorporate various support structures and employ a full complement of staff to ensure that we offer an efficient service, we make every effort to keep our fees reasonable and competitive. We also offer structured payment plans which allow for staged payments over a period.